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Prime Minister Narendra Modi And President Xi Jinping To Meet On Tuesday

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| September 4 , 2017 , 21:30 IST

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the much-anticipated bilateral meeting with BRICS 2017 host Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the summit ongoing in Xiamen.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed the news saying, "PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold bilateral meeting at 12:30pm (10am IST) tomorrow in Xiamen."

China had also indicated a similar tone earlier on Monday about a possible meeting between the leaders of the two nations.

The Chinese spokesperson for External Ministry Geng Shuang on Monday, answering questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting said, " I believe my colleagues have said from this podium that as a host China will arrange meetings with participating leaders."

While the Chinese spokesperson did not mention anything about when the meeting will take place, Indian External Ministry has confirmed the meeting on Tuesday.

Chinese spokesperson Geng also restrained from speaking about the topic of discussion in the meeting.

He said, "Details of the meeting we will release in due course."

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in China's south-eastern city of Xiamen to attend the 9th annual summit of BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - a grouping of the five emerging economic powers.

This visit comes days after the standoff between the two countries ended, which started two months ago as Indian troops disrupted the construction of a Chinese road in China-Bhutan conflicted area Doklam.

The BRICS summit in China's Xiamen is due to end on Tuesday.

After the summit concludes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to leave for his Myanmar visit, in what will be his first ever bilateral visit to the eastern neighbour.